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Old 02-05-2002, 14:34   #1 (permalink)
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After the recent downpours of rain i have been driving and it is sometimes impossible to stop the wheels from spinning. I have a CFI manual. IN the dry it grips excellently but in the wet i can bearly touch the accelerator pedal and it spins up. It might seem cool but could end up being dangerous in the wrong situations.
Any ideas would be welcome.
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Old 02-05-2002, 14:36   #2 (permalink)
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New Tyres :)
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Old 02-05-2002, 14:47   #3 (permalink)
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The tyres are fine atleast .5cm of tread depth or more
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Old 02-05-2002, 14:54   #4 (permalink)
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wider tyres :)
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Old 02-05-2002, 15:00   #5 (permalink)
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Take it easy on the clutch. Wider tyres r worse in the wet.
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Old 02-05-2002, 15:41   #6 (permalink)
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If your tyres have pathetic tread (Not the amount, the pattern), then your gonna go crap in the wet.
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serious? well you learn something new every day!
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Old 02-05-2002, 17:03   #8 (permalink)
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Yep - he's right



AB is on the money. Not only tread patterns but also the type of compounds used in different tyres. My last set (forget the brand) had good tread but they would let go if there was a hint of accelaration, turning and so on in the wet. Was fun for me but the GF had trouble with it and wouldn't drive it in the wet. There was a lot of tread as well. New tyres on the back 6 months ago and all fixed.

Hard to waste money just to find out. If you have a mate with the right rims - swap rims and go for a drive in the wet. Cheapest way to find out - 10 minutes work with a trolley jack.

Brands do make a difference - and price isn't always the best judge either.
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Old 02-05-2002, 19:32   #9 (permalink)
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Trust them on the tyres, I went from Cheng Shangs (dont ask they were cheap , Very very cheap) To pirelli 5000's. I could hardly touch the accelerator in the wet in a bloody auto!!!

When i got my new tyres fitted i can almost floor it without spinning up! The price you pay for really good tyres is worth every cent. The handling has doubled in the wet, tripled in the dry. I was stunned as to the difference it made!

Never will i buy cheap tyres again!
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WAB - my pirelli P4000s are shithouse in the wet. I know they're a different tyre to yours but pirelli is supposed to be pretty reputable.
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